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neo-conservative, bill kristol, who seems to be coordinating the right wing opposition. including, showing an ad of somebody who is trying to appear left wing, even though it really seems as though that is made up. we contacted them for comment, their comment today was no, as in they had no comment. use your mandate also has a new york-based consulting firm, they did confirm to us that "use your mandate was one of their clients, but declined to say who that client actually is. so you know, maybe there is a left wing group, that prioritizes gay rights that feels comfortable working alongside bill crystal and gary bower and using all of these republican resources to do their work. maybe, or, bullpucky, that alert is in effect. chuck hagel's confirmation is on
thursday, until this group says who they are, the important opposition to the chuck hagel's nomination is going to be that some of that opposition appears to be fake, comically, ridiculously to be fake, do you want that to be the headline on thursday? if not, come out, come out, whoever you are. now it is fine for "the last word" with lawrence o'donnell, have a nice evening. good tuesday morning. right now on "first look." president obama unveiling what the white house says is his key priority for is second term, immigration reform. after superstorm sandy hit, residents get what they have been demanding from congress. all that and a change for the boy scouts. the heat is on at the white house and burglars beware. good morning, i'm mara. the groundwork is laid and
president obama will detail the plans for the broadest overhaul in nearly three decades. the president will make his announcement a day after senators unveil their plan. nbcs tracie potts is live with more. good morning. >> reporter: mara, good morning. the president and lawmakers are talking about it. this time we could see action because both sides are motivated. if congress drags its feet on immigration, the white house has a plan ready. president obama will lay it out today in las vegas. the white house says it's similar to what democrats and republicans introduced monday. >> we are going to get pushback but americans are saying let's get it fixed. they are in line for citizenship after paying fees and learn english. >> no one should expect the members of the senate are going
rubber stamp it. >> we will never put them on a path to citizenship until we have fully secured our borders. >> reporter: advocates for reform will push the plan. >> we are marching and rallying. >> we have to support our haitian brothers and sisters. >> republicans make no bones about it. it's police cal. >> the republican party is losing the support of hispanic citizens. >> 70% voted for president obama last fall. republicans want a chunk of that vote in 2016. now the senate plan would attract people on visas and require immaterial grants to prove while they are here they have been working. >> thanks so much. we are learning more about the devastating fire that swept through a brazilian nightclub killing more than 230 people. police detained three people in
connection with the blaze. what is the latest on the investigation? >> good morning. the investigations are continuing. really, they are focusing on why the fire spread so quickly and how come 70 people were trapped in the report that is in the darkness because obviously the lights went out. the one exit was unlit so people were stumbling around in the dark. many went to the washrooms thinking there was an exit there. they were confused with the heavy smoke. many bodies were found trapped in the washrooms. there are concern that is the premises of the nightclub the fire safety permit expired last year. that i cannot confirm. it's been disputed. that is being investigated. there are reports it fire spread incredibly quickly. it could have been a foam on the ceiling that was highly flammable. there are reports the security
guards actually blocked the exits initially because they thought people were trying to get out of the club without paying. investigations will be looking into that and more. i must say 75 people are still in the hospital in critical condition this morning. >> what a terrible tragedy. thanks so much for that. >> it's not official yet. monday the boy scouts of america announced plans to reverse gaye scouts and leaders. there would no longer be a policy on sexual orientation. in 2000, the supreme court upheld the right to refuse gaye members. the boy scouts national board votes on it this week or next week rather. it will go into effect june 1st. church organizations are firmly opposed to the move. three months after superstorm sandy pounded the northeast, congress approved a
$50 billion aid package. the senate passed the bill to fund rebuilding of homes. the president applauded the move and will sign the move as soon as it gets to his desk. >> president obama hosted law enforcement officials to promote gun control legislation. at the meeting, police chiefs who have seen mass shootings including connecticut, tuson and aurora. the police chiefs urge the president to focus strengthening background checks and mental health systems but not the more controversial efforts. the white house called the meeting very protective. to australia where rains led to flooding of biblical proportions. they have peaked in the worst hit area but not before killing four people and forced thousands to flee. stranded citizens have been
rescued by the hundreds from roads inundated with water. in some cases, raging with white water. here is your first look at scrambled politics. john kerry's nomination to be the next secretary of state, he may submit a letter of resignation. an announcement could come wednesday on who would fill his senate seat until a special election on june 25th. meanwhile, hillary clinton will hold a town hall style forum at the state department taking questions in person and online. her last day will be friday. before she leaves, supporters launched a campaign to draft her to run for president. the group, ready for hillary filed a superpack. already has a facebook account as they ramp up a website over the next few weeks. don't expect an endorsement from president obama. former obama chief of staff says
the president will stay neutral through the 2016 primaries. mitch mcconnell of kentucky, a republican leader in the senate may face a tough primary fight for re-election in 2014. tea party activists are looking to oust him with help from democrats. members of the indiana legislature did their part for a good cause wearing suits and sneakers. itis an effort started by college basketball coaches to raise the level of awareness of cancer. a pro-russian political party leader ducked during a press conference when an angry woman threw sour kraut at him. that's your morning dish of scrambled politics. for a look at the weather, we turn to bill karens. good morning to you. busy weather day across the country. it's a crazy day.
it's like it's march or april out there. yesterday in the midwest, the temperatures were off the charts warm. we were in mid-70s all the way in kansas city and st. louis. the peak in kansas was the warmest you have ever seen in the month of january. that's the set up for what's going to happen today. it's a severe weather outbreak like in march or april. you are going to see a lot of moisture and warm air and a storm with a lot of cold air behind it. it's going to trigger possible tornadoes today. arkansas is at greatest risk. i'll show you that in a second. in dallas, you walk outside, it's 70 degrees. 67 in kansas city. already a record high at the stroke of midnight in kansas city. that's how unusually warm it is. be careful, snow in northern minnesota. it's this area of red, the greatest concern for tornadoes today. the state of arkansas, little rock, pine bluff down to northern louisiana back up to
memphis. this is after dark. that's what makes it especially dangerous. the late night severe weather events. it's typically, when we look back and get the most fatalities. hopefully we will avoid it tonight. >> thanks so much, bill. straight ahead on this tuesday morning, a queen advocates to give her son a shot at the throne. general motors is not in the top spot for global sales. is this the iranian space monkey? you are watching "first look" on msnbc. [ woman ] my boyfriend and i were going on vacation,
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welcome back. here are other stories making news. in egypt, protesters through molotov cocktails at police who fired back with tear gas. they called for the end of morsi's rule. turkish media says an american woman missing took several side trips out of the country. the woman's family said she kept
in touch with them throughout the trip until she vanished. her husband and brother are in turkey to join in the search. >> barbara walters has the chickenpox. it's not life threatening. she was treated when she fell and hit her head. queen beatrix will step down after 33 years on the throne. she's advocating so her son can become the first king in more than a century. iran successfully sent a monkey into orbit. the u.s. cannot confirm whether or not the monkey went into space and iran's space technology could be used for a nuclear program. >> incredible new images of a gal laxy. the european space agency observatory showed temperatures
in the red areas near absolute zoe row. now over to wall street where the dough opens at 13,881 after losing 14 points yesterday. the s&p was down 2 and nasdaq gained two. the nikkei rose. stocks took a breather from a bull run. we'll see if earnings can turn things around. after the closing bell, shares of yahoo! surged after an up tick in revenue. coming up in today's before the bell earnings action, we get a broad economic snapshot from ford, pfizer and ak steel. after the close, we'll see how online retail titan, amazon did after the crucial holiday shopping season. the fed begins a policy pow wow. the central bank will keep interest rates near record lows. bargain hunters scooped up apple
stock after it tumbled 14% putting apple in the most valuable spot. toyota, the auto maker the world's largest auto maker thanks to a 23% surge. general motors announced spending millions to upgrade an assembly plant. meanwhile, a government watchdog is calling autothe pay czar for executive pay. companies bailed out by the government, aig and ally financial. we have heard chicken wings are more expensive this time of year. men stole $65,000 worth of tyson frozen chicken wings. straight ahead, we get the insight from lynn sweet of the chicago sun times. what lebron james said about his
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different it will be from the gang of eight senators on monday? >> caller: i think it will be similar to what the bipartisan plan the senators put out on monday. i think one difference may be this, the senator's plan connected securing the borders first with the pathway for citizenship for the 11.5 million people here illegally. obama may say we have put a lot of money into securing the borders. he may try to de-emphasize making one contingent on the other. >> why is the president tackling this right now? >> caller: well, the republicans are finally ready to come to the table. obama won partly on the strength of hispanic votes. as john mccain said repeatedly, they know they have to work on immigration because they can't go into another election having most of the hispanic vote go to
the democrats. that got them to the bargaining table. >> the president indicated this is a legislative priority, but he said that about gun control. how does he manage all these priorities? >> we have seen it before. in congress don't ask don't tell got caught up in the dream act a few years ago. you may find them somehow down the road get connected in how republicans and democrats maneuver and what the tactics are even though the issues are different. >> lynn sweet of the chicago sun times. thank you for joining us this morning. >> caller: thank you. here is a look at the other news around america. we begin with a new york city bus crash involving several parked cars. 23 passengers were on board when the driver passed out behind the wheel setting off the chaotic deal. the passenger grabbed the wheel before anyone was killed.
a suburb where a 911 call was placed as a plane began sinking into the river. >> i'm on the plane. i'm going to lose you. i'm going to lose you. >> the pilot and passenger were rescued and hospitalized for hypothermia. in nebraska a tree came crashing down destroying a few homes. it was caused by erosion. crews removed the tree. now to miami where a portion of the airport was transformed into a speedway. lamborghini launched their new cars down the run way pushing 180 miles per hour during speed test runs. the new models start at just under $400,000. it's a bargain. the two new breed that is will compete at the westminster dog show. russell terriers and coonhounds.
good luck to them. we turn to tiger woods at the farmer open. he became the first pga tour player to win eight times at a single course capturing win number 75 of his career. in college basketball, number two kansas fought off a challenge to extend the nation's longest winning streak to 18 games, 61-56. to the nba, memphis rallied from a 17-point deficit and finished with 26 points against philadelphia. the grizzly's defeated the 76ers. president obama welcomes it miami heat to the white house. the team gave the president a jersey with his name on it. lebron james seemed odd being there with the president. >> we at the white house now. this is like, hey, mom i made
it. >> the president looked just as happy to be there with lebron. for another look at the weather here is meteorologist bill karins with the weather forecast. >> let me review the concerns for today. area of yellow, a chance of severe weather for the next 24 hours. the area of red greatest risk of torrents. st. louis southward is going to experience a line of thunderstorms. memphis to little rock to pine bluff and sleeveport. after midnight, we should get a line of storm that is continue through the overnight and through wednesday. it will track all the way to the east coast. it's a fast moving line of storms. with it, damaging winds along the path. that's the greatest concern. we'll track it over the next 24 hours. back to you. coming up, the kardashians add another genre to entertainment.
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>> well, "mean girls" fans have reason to celebrate. tina fey is looking for a new project. it may be a "mean girls" musical. she would like to do one. i'm sure lindsay lohan has her fingers crossed, too. the actor arrived home to find an intruder in his garage. he chased the man and held him down. disney put a hold on "star wars" 3-d after the first one was a flop. they said they would rather focus on the new trilogy of films. rick ross crashed his rolls-royce into an apartment building after hearing gunshots ring out. the rapper and female passenger were not injured in the wreck. it called attention to the threats made against his life.